Premieres on YouTube April 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm.
By arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.
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- The video premieres on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm and will be available for purchase and to view until May 15, 2021 for On-Demand viewing.
- The link to view will be emailed on Thursday, April 15, 2021 – if you purchase after the premiere date, the link will be available in your print at home ticket that comes to you with your purchase confirmation.
Sarah Jane McMahon
The Creative Team
S. Katy Tucker
Jonathan Szymanski and Jesse Reeks
COVID Compliance Officer
Featuring The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Filmed by Esplanade Studios
Misha Kachkachishvili, Audio Engineer
Jesse Snider, D/P Editor
Travis Marc, Videographer
IATSE Local #39
President – Keith Christopher
Business Manager – Alan Arthur
Lighting Designer – Mandi Wood
Head Carpenter – William Borne
IATSE Local #840
Theatrical Wardrobe Union
President – Shannon Muhleisen
Secretary/Treasurer – Lesly Davi
Business Agent – Bonnie Haase
Wardrobe — Stephanie Kuhn
H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio
Technical Director – Keith Christopher
Properties Mistress – Olivia Winter
Carpenter – Keith Tujaque
Painter – Nathan Arthur
Special thanks to Steven Bryant for the use of the wig worn by Victoria Livengood.
Menotti’s The Medium: A Perspective
By Robert Lyall, Artistic Director, New Orleans Opera
In spite of an impressive list of instrumental compositions—a symphony, a symphonic poem, two piano concerti, a violin concerto, a double-bass concerto, a Triple Concerto featuring three groups of three soloists, and a ballet, works written over a period of four decades, it is Gian Carlo Menotti’s operas that have endured. Not surprisingly, there are also very few symphonic or chamber works by Verdi and Puccini that have an established place in the world musical repertoire. For the Italianate musical mind, language–specifically drama–was the greatest stimulation for creativity. The same is said of the giovane scuola, (young school) of Italian opera composers who followed Verdi at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Virtually all of this “school” (Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Cilea and several others) were based at the Milan Conservatory and adhered to the operatic style known as “verismo”—drama based in everyday reality. — READ MORE
This opera contains adult themes of violence, abuse, and murder.
An additional note about the language: To many, the word ‘Gypsy’, referring to Roma people who migrated from India centuries ago, is a pejorative. The New Orleans Opera did not eliminate or change the word from the original libretto written in 1946, and you will hear it in this recording. New Orleans Opera rejects all forms of racism and sexism and rather than remove it, we encourage conversation and inclusion.